My name is Manon Bijkerk, also known as La Nonette.
I’m an illustrator and character designer, I make self initiated work and I have my own (mostly sustainable) label with prints and other illustrated goods. If that wasn’t enough I also teach illustration through my own courses.
My work is an extension of who I am as a person. Through my work I want to empower people, show all kinds of amazing bodies and humans as their truest self and inspire radical self love. I like to add a lot of girl power as I feel the world had been mostly masculine for long enough.
A ripple can cause a big wave. That’s why I’m never shy to speak my mind trough my work, but always with a sense of humor and a little wink.
My style is very recognisable mine, whatever the medium. I like being true to myself before following trends. All the wonderful and unique people around me inspire me so much (I want to draw you all!). Inspiration also comes from painters such as Halma von Klimt, Tamara de Lempicka and David Hockney. I love fashion and fashion design from all decennia has a big impact on my work.
I currently live and work in the pittoresque city of Utrecht, The Netherlands, together with my partner, our two black cats and sixty-four houseplants.
‘Through my work I want to empower people.’
Europalaan 2b, 3562 KS UTRECHT
Please e-mail me if you want to have a call 🙂
Photo’s: Danique Nerine
Casco Art Institute